2012-2013 Community College STEM Scholarship Program
The 2012-2013 application period is open through February 24, 2012.

The Community College STEM Scholarship provides a one-year, non-renewable award of $1,000 for students enrolled full time (minimum of 12 credit hours) at one of North Carolina’s Community Colleges. Students must be majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field and be interested in pursuing a career that supports NASA's mission including careers in the aerospace sector.

The goal of this scholarship opportunity is to encourage talented individuals to pursue studies in technical fields, math, engineering and the sciences. Students must apply during their freshman year of community college enrollment for an award that will begin in the sophomore year. The number of awards is contingent on available funding. This is a competitive scholarship program based on academic merit funded by NASA and State of North Carolina, with the following objectives:

Eligibility Requirements
The Community College STEM Scholarship applicant must be:

Applying for a Community College STEM Scholarship

The 2012-2013 application period is open through February 24, 2012.

Applicants must click new user registration button to begin application

(Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the reference by February 29, 2012)
Awards will be announced by mid April 2012.

Apply here.

Interested students must complete an online application (see link above). Please read all program guidelines including applicant eligibility and reporting requirements before submitting your application. The application must be submitted online and all information must be complete or the application will not be reviewed. The key components of the application are discussed in more detail below.

Awardee Requirements

Throughout the award period, the scholarship recipient will be required to complete a series of four interviews with faculty (Community College and University level) and technicians in their STEM area of interest.

At the completion of the award period, but no later than June 30, 2013, the scholarship recipient must submit a brief, written report on their experience as a NC Space Grant Community College STEM Scholar. The report should address: The scholarship recipient will be required to:

Disposition of Unused Funds

If an awardee terminates his/her academic program during the 2012–2013 academic year, the Community College is required to return a prorated share of the scholarship award to the NC Space Grant.

For questions, please contact:
Tom Knott, Technology and Communications Specialist
NC Space Grant
911 Oval Drive
Engineering Building III, Room 4171
NC State University
Campus Box 7515
Raleigh, NC 27695-7515
(919) 515-4240

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